This terrifying optical illusion is one that requires a little thought but after a few looks, you’re bound to fall in love with this one. Too many people look down on the “dark side” of life and see it as something morbid. That definitely isn’t the case. This optical illusion is so much more than. It is an expression of creativity, morbid curiosity (not just something morbid), and free thinking. Take a look at the terrifying optical illusion below and give it a few minutes to process in your brain. Do you see something dark and scary? Perhaps you see something beautiful? Either way, you’re going to see more than one thing in this image.
Now, what did you see? Obviously, you see a human eye with a skull in the pupil area. What is the significance of the skull to you? Is this person facing death? Are they on the verge of murder? Is it something else? There’s no definitive answer to this question and each of you will surely see something different (while some will see the same thing). This image may inspire you to head on over to Wikipedia to research the most brutal serial killers or it may inspire you to kick your bad habits to the curb. Either way, it is most definitely going to inspire you to do something. Share this terrifying optical illusion with your friends, family, and colleagues. Some of them may find it weird at first but they’ll appreciate whatever subliminal messages that they come up with courtesy of this optical illusion.
The way the colors in this optical illusion blend together is totally brilliant. Upon looking at this image, you’ll notice that the colors stand out as well as blend together. That’s not all though. The real optical illusion here is that the shapes within the picture appear to move. You may only be able to tolerate looking at this picture for a few seconds at a time but you’ll find that you will continue coming back to this optical illusion time and time again. This is one of those pictures that goes hand in hand with other Color Adapting pictures but could also fall into other cool categories as well. We weren’t able to track down the original artist of this illusion which is a shame but nonetheless, we just had to share it with you!
We’re more than confident that you love this picture just as much as we do. If so, feel free to share it with your friends and check out some of the other totally brilliant optical illusions right here on our site. We can’t take credit for all of these illusions and pictures but we will continue to strive to find the best illusions out there for your viewing pleasure. You can stop looking at this picture now and save the trance for a later day. After all, if you spend all your time looking at this picture then you won’t have time to check out all of our other cool stuff!
Of course, everyone has seen a shadow of themselves before. Regardless of whether that shadow is in a painting or it seems to follow you around town, you have seen the way shadows can distort images and make them appear differently than what they really are. Years ago, many people would have their picture done where it looked nothing more than a shadow of their face. The distinguishing features were there, but you had a hard time knowing exactly who was in the picture if you didn’t know it beforehand. In this vase face optical illusion, it uses a play on two faces to form the object in the middle.
When you first looked at the vase face optical illusion, did you notice the faces or the vase first? For some, the vase is what catches their eye immediately. Others don’t even notice the vase until they have it pointed out to them. Everyone is so different in what they are going to see first in this illusion. What was it for you? Upon first glance, I noticed the vase with what looked like a shadow in the background.
However, when I sat there and looked at it more, I found that the shadow was actually indicative of the chin of the two faces. Who would have thought something so simple could be so intricate and detailed. This is one of those illusions that it might take a couple times of looking at it to determine what the picture really has in store for you. Make sure and check out the vase face optical illusion to see how much fun you can have with your friends and family. See if they can uncover all of the mystery and shapes behind this fun illusion for the entire family.
Even if you weren’t alive in the time of vintage cars and a simpler life, this Hannibal Courier optical illusion of a 1925 Model T Runabout is simply stunning. For those who pass on by this quaint town in Missouri, you have to stop and take a few moments to appreciate the painting just to determine if your eyes are playing mind tricks on you.
Even though the image looks real and it is actually life-size, it is nothing more than a painting on a garage door.
Painting the car on a neighbor’s garage serves multiple purposes. Beyond just enjoying the pure art of painting, it also creates an interest for all of those who wander by. If it causes an individual to smile, street are like this feels as if its been done for everyone. The artist clearly wanted to share the picture with others to spread joy, so maybe others will do the same thing. The goal was to create a prospective that would be proper. Since the garage sits next to the street, this optical illusion is ideal.
Even though the picture is located on a short street, it gets enough exposure to make it worthwhile. The artist decided to paint the Hannibal Courier for free because it was the neighborly thing to do. His neighbor knew he wanted something painted on the garage, so they got together and developed the idea. The 1924 Model T was picked because it coincided with the year the garage and the home were built. Even though the car was quite simple to do, it was the details that took the longest amount of time to develop.
If you are an animal lover like I am, you will definitely enjoy this work of art by Bev Doolittle. You might be able to quickly identify the illusion hidden in the piece. If not, take another look and see if it pops out at you. For me, I did have to look at the piece more than once to actually identify everything that Bev Doolittle’s Double Back illusion had to offer me. This infamous artist has created a number of different works of art in her time, but none is more intriguing than this one is to me. Check it out and see what you think.
What do you see when you look at Bev Doolittle’s Double Back illusion? Most people tend to notice the giant bear prints leading away and off into the distance, or at least I did anyway. The strange thing is that I noticed the prints no problem, but somehow I missed the small bear off in the distance that was actually making the prints. You would think that would have been the most obvious of the illusion, but not for me.
Instead, I noticed the giant bear hidden amongst the trees close to the front of the illusion. When it comes to Bev Doolittle’s Double Back illusion, I had to do just what the piece of art implied, double back. It wasn’t until I looked at it another time that I actually found more behind the piece. What seemed so obvious and simple at first was far from it. Did you notice everything the first time around or did you have to take a second glance at it to take it all in? What do you think of the intricate detailing and beautiful scenery that makes up this portrait?
I’m not sure if we have already featured Nagai Hideyuki, but this illustrator is amazing in every sense of the word. The illustrations seen here will pop off the page and leap into your lap. Take a look at how the illustrations make you believe you are in the third dimension. All of the anamorphic illustrations play on shading, light and perspective to trick you into believing that the stunning sketches truly have come to life. When you look at the images from this illustrator, can you pick one over all the others? Which one is your favorite out of all of the illustrations done by this amazing individual? For more awesome 3D illustrations, make sure to check out the stunning works of Alessandro Diddi.
Who would have thought something as simple as shapes could be transformed into something as brilliant as this? Nagai Hideyuki really knows what it takes to create pictures that make you feel as if you could reach down and pick up the objects that he has drawn. Beyond looking like the objects are really there for you to pick up in the palm of your hand, it looks like some of them are floating in midair as well.
Nagai Hideyuki is no stranger to creating imagery that captivates audiences and leaves them in awe. Just like so many other brilliant illustrators, this illusion requires a great deal of patience and skill to create something that comes to life by using nothing more than paper and a pencil. I mean, who would think of something like this? For me, I would never have thought that something so simple as shapes could become something as truly mind-boggling as this. What do you think about the illusion? Could you create something like this in the comfort of your own home?
When you first look at the animated gif, you might think that the image is swirling faster and faster the closer it gets to the inside. If you take the image and look at it further, you can easily see how the animated brain teaser moves at the same rate all around the image. As each dot independently moves, you get swept into the animation and easily become entranced. For those who are prone to motion sickness, this animation will get you going and have you trying to stop the room from spinning. Check out the black-and-white animation and see what you think.
After watching the movement for a few seconds, I had to sit back and try to get the room back under control. Since the image was moving so quickly in this animation, it was hard to look away at first. As I swirled my head round and round, the image seemed to get faster. This brain teaser is one that you have to pull yourself away from to regain your focus. Maybe, for you, it won’t bother you as much as it did me. What did the animation do for you?
Did you find yourself seeing things that weren’t there after looking at the illusion? It was almost like one of those hypnotic illusions that tries to get you to succumb to their every will and command. Before you know it, you will be doing things that you don’t want to just because you are so into the illusion. Even though it is nothing more than a simple black-and-white colored illusion, it offers something that not a lot of other illusions can bring to the table. Beware of being sucked into the animated brain teaser! You never know where it might take you.
Imagine taking a drive along a beautiful highway. The beautiful blue sky all around you, majestic mountains off in the distance and open roadway waiting for you to come out and take a drive. What would you do if the road suddenly appeared to drop off into the middle of nowhere? Would you keep driving or would you turn around and head the other way? The Storseisundet Bridge in Norway is a real life illusion that I’ve personally seen.
As I was visiting some friends in Oslo, I needed to take this bridge to get there. I stopped before I hit the bridge to snap this perfect photo that basically shows the road just disappearing. As beautiful as the countryside is, and how scary this bridge was to drive through, that doesn’t take away from how amazing this illusion is. On a clear day, the Storseisundet Bridge looks like it abruptly ends and there is nowhere else to go except down into the water below.
Once you are able to conquer your fears and head over the Storseisundet Bridge, you will find that the bridge continues right along just like it should. Even though the bridge is nothing more than an optical illusion, I will bet you many people questioned whether they should take the chance and see where the bridge goes. In reality, the bridge continues wrapping along the countryside to take you wherever it is that you need to go. Not only is this one of the most breathtaking pictures, but the real life version is that much better. The colors and scenery truly pop out at you as you drive along the roadway.